Egypt’s State Security Prosecution to probe top prosecutor’s assassination

Ahram Online , Monday 6 Jul 2015

Egypt’s General Prosecution has completed its initial investigation into the car bomb attack that led to Hisham Barakat's death last week, it stated on Monday

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Late Egyptian prosecutor general, Hisham Barakat (Photo: Al-Ahram)

Egypt’s General Prosecution on Monday referred the case of late prosecutor-general Hisham Barakat's assassination to the country’s High State Security Prosecution to continue its investigation.

In a statement issued by assistant prosecutor-general Zakaria Osman on Monday, it was stated that the East Cairo Prosecution had completed an initial investigation into the car bomb attack that targeted Barakat's motorcade a week ago in Cairo’s Heliopolis district, and led to his death. 

The High State Security Prosecution is specialised in investigating cases related to terrorism and national security.

On Thursday, the general prosecution imposed a media gag order on investigations into the case.

 

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